Asking the Hard Questions

“Becca, I need to talk to you ASAP. Call me when you get the chance; it’s important.” This message appeared on my phone screen as I was making a presentation. What could she possibly need to talk to me about that is so important? That question confused me for the rest of the presentation. “Becca, I have…

Work Hard, Rest Hard

I have transitioned from the slowest, most culturally-challenging summer of my life to the most fast-paced, information overload semester yet. What have I gotten myself into?

To the One Who Thinks Too Much

Dear Friend, Do you ever feel like the world is crashing in on you? Like you have too many thoughts and ideas in your head that you cannot process them all? Do you care so deeply about so many things that you cannot seem to handle? “What do people think of me of me?”

Can we just BE?

Remember when I used to make it a goal to blog once a week, so I could relax, reflect, and hopefully encourage someone in the process? Yeah, I remember that, too. Oh, the good old days . . . (aka, a couple of months ago!) I tell myself that blogging can wait, because I have…

Spiritual Highs vs. Spiritual Steps

Do you remember that one time at camp you rededicated your life to Christ? Or maybe, if you’re like me, you probably remember rededicating your life multiple years at camp right after the band moved you to tears and right after that amazing sermon. Do you remember the last time you challenged yourself to read…

The Beauty of Change

I breathed in the smell of wood and fresh air, looked at array of red, orange, and green trees around me, and just smiled. Can this truly be real? With fall in full-swing, every place I seem to find in Upstate and Western New York is filled with gorgeous beauty and stunning colors. With the change of the leaves and the…

10 Pros and Cons to a Christian University

This past weekend, I went to Penn State to visit a friend and watch a football game! I had a blast, but throughout the whole time I was there, I was hyper-aware that this college was not like my college back at home. I realized it was due to both the huge size difference (1,500 versus 45,000…

I’m Not As Happy As You May Think

At first, I was going to title this post “how to be happy” but then realized that I didn’t want this to seem like a stereotypical “how-to” list with random GIFs that attract the majority of millenials trying to procrastinate on schoolwork. With open access for anyone to start their own blog, we encounter a lot…

Numb Faith

Have you ever been in a place where your faith became numb? If so, what did you do to get out of it? Coming from a public High School where barely anyone shared the same faith as me, and the Dominican, where I was challenged and shown almost every single weakness I had, I now am…

When God Disrupts Us

The fans are on, the room is pitch black, and everyone is asleep… But me. If anyone knows me, they know that I am a heavy sleeper. It doesn’t matter who I’m with or where I am, I’ll fall asleep. Movies are the prime time for sleeping, and carpeted floors are strangely my favorite surface…

Aloneness vs. Loneliness

The pit-pattering of the rain falling on the plastic above me was barely keeping me dry. They told us to bring plastic, string, a mat, sleeping bag, and a water bottle, while only providing us 600 calories worth of food for our next thirty-six hours alone in the wilderness. With a pen running out of…